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Reference Number : ES-2013-373-001
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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
Building research-based MOODLE materials in Maths, Science and CLIL
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A COMENIUS GRANT (SCHOOL EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 143485-LLP-1-2008-1-ES-KA4-KA4MP
IN-SERVICE TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCES
Maths, chemistry & physics
Natural sciences, biology and environment
New technologies
Other courses for teachers of sciences CLIL
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
German
Slovenian
Spanish
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
Primary
General secondary
Vocational/Technical secondary
Special education for disabled persons
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors
Inspectors
Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
Other (Paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organisation
Members of students/teachers councils in adult education
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
CEFIRE
C/ Bahía, 2
03008 -
Alicante
Spain
http://mestreacasa.gva.es/web/cefirealacant
 
Araceli Puga Martínez
+34 965100284
+34 965112457
direalacant@edu.gva.es
Luis Gonzalez
+34 965858257
+34 965854997
luislgc@yahoo.es
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
A web-page for the course preparation will be built at http://itemspro.net/moodle.
To use the e-learning platform more effectively, the following preparatory steps will be performed:
- gathering information on the participants profiles in order to cater the course to their specific needs
- creating work-groups integrating different backgrounds, skills and nationalities for workshop activities
- the design of an ice-breaking experience for the participants.
(No previous experience with Moodle is needed to follow this course).
It is stated that high competence in Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) is a prerequisite to meet the great challenges of today and tomorrow. According recommendations from Education and Training 2012, action must be taken in order to reduce the proportion of low achievers in the areas of Maths and Science to be less than 15% by 2020. On the other hand, it has been reported the need to change the way in which MST teachers are working and convince them to adopt innovative pedagogical methods. Finally, more schools are moving towards open-source software and ICT-based learning contexts. According to this the course will aim the following objectives:

* To familiarize participants with examples of good practice in MST teaching demonstrated by work developed under the ITEMS project.
* To facilitate participants to learn how to work in a Moodle platform at different levels.
* To experience how an on-line MST course may develop in a classroom environment using some exemplary materials.
* To develop the necessary skills to manage blended courses in different learning contexts (1:1; BYOD; flipped classroom;...).
* To encourage participants to develop teaching materials relevant to their own context and pupils’ ability and to organize such materials using e-Learning tools.
* To provide a variety of research based teaching ideas, and practical classroom materials.
* To promote a culture of reflective practice and research and to facilitate the exchange of good practice and expertise.
* To increase teacher collaboration within the European dimension of MST education.
The course will be divided in three type of sessions:

A. PLENARY sessions: teacher professional development in EU. These will include background talks by experts on different issues followed by a discussion.

B. WORKSHOP computer room sessions:
* Using Moodle. Learning to run a Moodle course for beginners and advanced participants
* Exploring Moodle MST materials.

C. WORKING GROUP hands on sessions: developing Moodle materials. Participants, working in small groups and assisted by a tutor, will learn how to use specific MST tools in Moodle to create learning modules for use in any subject and level.
The Moodle platform used for the course will be used:
- To maintain and continue the exchange of good pratices among the participants and their Home Institutions.
- To host courses created for participants, with the availability to enrol the teacher own students.
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
Sunday 1st September: Participants arrival

Monday 2nd September
10:00 - 13:00
· Welcome session: Introduction of trainers and participants.
· Plenary session: ITEMS project aims and results
· Workshop: Exploring Astronomy-Moodle materials
· Workshop: Using Moodle (course set up and adding MST learning resources)
16:00 – 18:00
Working groups: teams (of 2-4 participants) begin the design of the course-project.

Activity: Visit to the city.

Tuesday 3rd September:
9:00 am – 13:00
· Plenary session: Science Education in Europe (presentation of participants experiences)
· Workshop: Exploring Electricity-Moodle materials
· Workshop: Using Moodle (quiz: MST specific question types)
16:00 – 18:00
Working groups: teams continue building the course-project.

Wednesday 4th September:
9:00 am – 13:00
· Plenary session: Maths Education in Europe (presentation of participants experiences).
· Workshop: Exploring Maths-Moodle materials materials
· Workshop: Using Moodle (forums for specific MST teaching)
16:00 – 18:00
Working groups: teams continue building the course-project.

Activity: Visit to Altea (typical Mediterranean village). Dinner(tapas)

Thursday 5th September:
9:00 am – 13:00
· Background session: MST teaching and CLIL (presentation of participants experiences)
· Workshop: Exploring Environment-Moodle materials
· Workshop: Using Moodle (Tracking student activity with the gradebook)
16:00 – 18:00
Working groups: teams continue building the course-project.

Friday 6th September:
9:00 am – 14:00
· Working groups: teams finalising the course-project
· General discussion on the course-projects created
· Evaluation, final notes and conclusions.
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
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Certificate of attendance
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